Executing climate investment principles a major challenge

Institutional investment managers and retirement fund trustees around the word are struggling to deal with the practicalities of incorporating climate risk principals into their investment practices, a new survey has found. While…

Cashwerkz board takes action to stop outflows

After announcing ambitious expansion plans in January, term deposit marketplace Cashwerkz has paused to overhaul its board and management in the face of funds outflows. Chief executive Hector Ortiz is being relegated…

People: Fidante GM steps up to senior Challenger role

Fidante Partners general manager, Nick Hamilton has been promoted to the role of chief executive, funds management at Fidante’s parent company, Challenger Limited.  Hamilton joined Challenger as Fidante’s head of product and…

Talk about an index fund bubble is very passive-aggressive

If you’ve seen the movie The Big Short you will remember Christian Bale’s quirky character Michael Burry – the manager of the Scion Capital hedge fund who realises the US mortgage-backed security…

Game, set, match: Chi-X’s latest work

Alternative exchange Chi-X Australia is expanding its offerings with a revamped institutional market-on-close trading solution and a launch date for its first exchange traded fund. Chi-X has updated its market-on-close offering with…

Insurance bonds back on the menu

Insurance bonds are enjoying a revival, as high-income earners who are limited to putting $25,000 of concessional contributions into super each year, look for tax-effective alternatives. Generation Development Group reports that its…

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How ethical investing has created a platform opportunity

The growth in popularity of socially responsible and ethical investing in Australia is creating demand for a greater variety of investment opportunities to meet the different approaches taken by these investors…

IPOs make a comeback with 23% gains for investors

Companies in the technology sector and the consumer goods and services industry were the best performers among initial public offerings on the Australian Securities Exchange last year…

Wilson goes ahead with Aussie large-cap LIC

Geoff Wilson, the doyen of Australian listed investment companies, is going ahead with his ‘WAM Leaders’ IPO next month, notwithstanding the caning many large-cap stocks have received, globally, since late last year…

What BT’s Panorama looks like from the inside

Finance and marketing executives doing art appreciation courses and learning how to code software, holding meetings standing up to shorten their duration and generally behaving more like a fintech startup than a big incumbent provider are some of the management tricks being employed at the new BT platform, Panorama…

US home loans: The big shortage

Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised, but as the movie “The Big Short” impresses and educates cinema audiences about the excesses of the subprime lending bubble in the US leading up to 2007, the home lending business over there has pulled its horns in dramatically…

Can we meet the environmental management challenge?

Some argue that today’s pace of technological change is too fast, capable of destabilising civilization. Reality is more complex and the risks don’t apply equally on all fronts. We might have concerns about genetic engineering or nanotechnology, for example, but there are few negatives in the rapid growth of environmental monitoring technologies…

Super objectives critical ‘to stop short-term tinkering’

Speculation that the poorly paid might be allowed to opt out of compulsory super simply highlighted why it is critical to establish bipartisan agreement on the long-term objectives of superannuation, and to then enshrine them in legislation…